so i decided i would post a movie tip every now and then. i don’t know of this going to be a regular thing, since good design films (let alone: films about books) are very rare. just to clarify in advance: i’m not just talking about the real 90 min-movies, it could just as well be a nice video from youtube.

helvetica

maybe i should start out with a less obvious one, but thinking of design and movies you immediately think: helvetica. helvetica is a typeface you either love or hate, but you can’t deny its popularity. the movie really shows how helvetica is everywhere, when we jet off on holiday, when we’re buying clothes and when we’re being told what to do (or not to do for that matter). its really surprising to see what different parties use helvetica to get their message across, from governmental organisations to a local drug dealer, from high-end design stores to major airlines. i can certainly recommend this movie, even if you’re not a fan of helvetica.

the most interesting part for me though are the interviews. i love to take a peek in someone else’s design practice, see what is relevant to them and hearing people talk about what their passionate about. of course i’m also proud to see dutch designers (Wim Crouwel and Experimental Jetset) getting mentioned.

if you have a movie tip for me, please let me know!
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